[Marxism] James Petras on Evo Morales

FutbolRock&Revolucion ectoren at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 4 09:47:24 MST 2006


  As a historical aside, those of us in Mexico do like to point out that actually Benito Juarez, a Zapotec indian, was elected President in 1861. 
  por el socialismo,
  Erik Toren

>Counterpunch, January 4, 2006
>The Bankers Can Rest Easy
>Evo Morales: All Growl, No Claws?

>by the mass media and his publicists as the first Indian president of the 
>Americas, which was technically correct. However, it should be noted that 
>President Chavez of Venezuela is part Indian, a former Vice president of 
>Bolivia was a (neo-liberal) Indian, Peruvian President Toledo claimed 
I>ndian origins and wore a poncho during his campaigns, and Indians in 
>Ecuador occupied key ministerial posts during the regime of the ousted 
>President Gutierrez in Ecuador (including Agriculture and Foreign Affairs). 

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